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Chilkat River Adventures

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Where the road ends, your adventure begins! Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for on our narrated river tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which explores miles tributaries of the stunning glacially carved...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Haines, AK 99827-0556
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+1 800-478-9827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely to lowest point in our cruise. Expect to stay for hours in a river boat, likely cold, and to see almost no wildlife exept from some eagles, which could be seen elsewhere in the city in a much comfortable way.More

Thank acukiert
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

acukiert, We are so sorry you were disappointed with your tour. We try our hardest to provide additional layers of clothing and blankets for those chilly days, Alaska's weather can become inclement within minutes and when we are surrounded by glaciers we tend to get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the jet boat excursion while our Princess cruise ship docked in Haines with the hope that we would be able to spend optimum time on the river viewing wildlife as opposed to bus trip getting to the preserve. Although we had to...More

Thank Mauibird
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mauibird, Thank you for providing your experience in such great detail. Being Alaska natives we know that our weather can change rather quickly so being prepared is optimal. We would love the opportunity to view wildlife on all of our tours but as you stated...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We considered the ferry ride from the docks in Skagway and the bus trip to the Hess family docks to be an intregal part of the entire trip. The lecturer on both the ferry and bus were extremely informative. Our captain on the boat "CP"...More

Thank conniesumrall0999
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Conniesumrall0999, Your subject line says it all, we thoroughly enjoy sharing the beauty of our amazing state with our guests. We are honored you chose our excursion and look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards~ Chilkat River Adventures

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent adventure cruise down the glacial melt chilkat river. Our driver Jay who picked us up at the ferry was very knowledgeable and gave a good narration to and from the camp. Upon arrival we were assigned to our river guide Javier who took us...More

Thank clint b
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Clint b, We appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We often have inclement weather and appreciate when our guests take advantage of the additional layers we provide. Best Regards~ River Adventures

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Wow, great ride and scenic views! Our captain pointed out eagle nests, glaciers and we spotted a moose across the meadow! Great family time and interesting for kids from 9 yrs and up! Go go go!

Thank MiltRundquist
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This was our second time taking this tour. We booked it 3 years ago on Regent and this time on Oceania . Javi was our captain and he was wonderful ! You could tell he loved his job. We saw Moose and all kinds of...More

Thank forbo1
Reviewed 2 August 2018

It was a rainy overcast day when we took this tour. However, the bus ride was very good and the boat ride was good. We really liked our guide and we saw the best Moose during out 15 day Alaska trip. The chili they served...More

Thank Chad B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Do your research for best time of year. You won't be told there's nothing to see if the viewing is poor. We went late July and saw absolutely nothing except one eagle. If I were reviewing the boat ride and guide only, the rating would...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This was one of the shore excursions I was most looking forward to, we took the fast ferry from Skagway to Haines (45 minutes) where we met our bus driver (Cheryl ?) she did a great job narrating our 1/2 hour ride to the river...More

Thank Keith F
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Keith F. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are pleased that you enjoyed your tour! Best Regards~ Chilkat River Adventures

Reviewed 19 July 2018

While we did not see an abundance of wildlife the excursion was a home run. The boats take you back into the wilderness that you can't get from a bus or ship window. We did see a moose and several bald eagles. Wonderful excursion staff....More

Thank Alan L
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Alan L, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience we greatly appreciate it. Best Regards ~ Chilkat River Adventures

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Alan L
26 October 2016|
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Response from JetBoatAlaska | Property representative |
Hi Alan, We operate from May to September and there is much to see throughout the season. I recommend checking out our website or giving us a call. We'd love to help you with your travel plans. Best Regards, Robert Chadwell
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MandMUs
23 May 2016|
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Response from JetBoatAlaska | Property representative |
Hello, our departures vary on each day depending on the fast ferry schedule. Please contact us via phone or through our website for schedules on specific dates. Thanks, Robert Chadwell Manager
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Pam C
11 February 2016|
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Response from JetBoatAlaska | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Our tour cost varies depending on which port you will be departing from. Please contact us via the web address listed above for full pricing and any other inquiries you may have. We would... More
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